The body of the ex-Playboy model, strangled found in Philadelphia home, police say

Christina Carlin-Kraft, a former Playboy model, was found dead in her Pennsylvania home with signs of strangulation, authorities said.


Authorities in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former Playboy playmate dead Wednesday night in the bedroom of her suburban Philadelphia home, and determined they were killed, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Woman, 36, strangled found in her Lower Merion apartment

— (@phillydotcom) August 24, 2018

Authorities made the discovery during a routine “wellness” of the former model Ardmore condominium, approximately 10 miles northwest of Philadelphia. On Thursday evening, police confirmed the woman, the identity of Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, according to her booking page. Her cause of death was ruled “ligature strangulation.”

A neighbor told the police that Carlin-Kraft was moved to the complex last week, The Inquirer reported.

Carlin-Kraft called the police on Saturday to report a robbery, FOX 29 reported, quoting unnamed sources. But it was not immediately clear what alerted police to the whereabouts of the Wednesday evening.

“There was not only the current concern for residents in the area,” read a joint statement from the county prosecutor and the police inspector.

The one-time Playboy model, had at least a minor brush with the law, according to court papers. In 2016 Carlin-Kraft attacked a waiter in a chic Manhattan restaurant, the New York Post reported. Carlin-Kraft was charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted assault and harassment. Prosecutors later dismissed the charges.

Authorities requested anyone with information related to Carlin-Kraft is death call Lower Marion Police Department at (610) 649-1000 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at (610) 278-3368.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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